Best 30 Locksmith in Tacoma, Washington with Reviews - YP.com

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02/09/2017
By: Rob N.
Tacoma Key Guys
I bought a set of filing cabinets at a yard sale because they were so cheap but the only catch was that they did not have the keys! So I called around to find a place that could re-key the cabinets and have some spare keys made as well just in case. This service quoted me some of the best prices around! They were great!
08/21/2012
By: nathenfunes
Winner Key & Security Solution
Good serviceMy husband lost the keys for our car and we needed a locksmith to come and help us out.I am sure glad I called this company. They made the key with no problem and came right to my front door. Highly recommended!
08/21/2012
By: williamcarrigan
Top Secure
A nice jobThere locksmith did a good job putting in new locks for me and he did it for a good price. Most importantly he did it at 3 am for me and he still did not come late.
08/21/2012
By: stuartdurham
T-Max Security Protection
Good jobI worked with them several times with my own house and with commercial projects and I liked their work.PleasantCompetentCost- effectiveResponsive.
08/21/2012
By: maxinemarquez
P&D Security
TerrificGreat company they did a terrific job change my locks in minutes and the price was more than fair.
08/21/2012
By: troylarsen
Wave Security Solution
Best!!!My family very pleased from your service great job guys!!!!
02/07/2017
By: Leroy V.
Tacoma Key Guys
This week, I was provided with excellent service. great company!
Tips & Advices
Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management. From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
  • If possible, research local locksmiths online and take note of any that have poor reviews or complaints.
  • When calling a locksmith, confirm their address matches what you found online or in a directory. Then ask for a cost estimate for the service you need, and ask to have them bring a written copy of this estimate.
  • Some states require locksmiths to be licensed. If your state is one of them, require the locksmith to bring proof of registration when they arrive.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
  • First, determine the type of lock you have, as well as the manufacturer or model if possible. You should also obtain measurements of your door and frame.
  • Remove exterior and interior knobs by unscrewing any visible screws you find. Many knobs will include a decorative cover on the interior side that can be removed.
  • Once you've removed the entire lock, find the screws on the inside of the door frame to remove the latch or deadbolt.
  • With everything removed, repeat these steps in reverse order to install the new lock.

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